Matsutani

In 1999, Matsutani Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., Japan's leading producer of specialty food starches and maltodextrins, established Matsutani America, Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary headquartered in Decatur, Illinois.

A research and development facility in Itami City, Japan, is where Matsutani's new and innovative products begin. In fact, Matsutani America's initial charge was to demonstrate to North American food and beverage manufacturers the outstanding physical and chemical properties of their proprietary soluble dietary fiber: Fibersol®-2.

Fibersol®-2 is a soluble dietary fiber (90% min. dsb). Fibersol®-2 is produced from corn starch by pyrolysis and subsequent enzymatic treatment (similar to the process to manufacture conventional maltodextrins) to purposefully convert a portion of the normal alpha -1,4 glucose linkages to random 1,2-, 1,3-, and 1,4- alpha or beta linkages. The human digestive system effectively digests only alpha 1,4- linkages; therefore the other linkages render the molecules resistant to digestion. Thus, Fibersol®-2 is GRAS as maltodextrin, resistant to human digestion, and conforms to all working industrial and scientific definitions of dietary fiber.

Structure/Function Performance
As a dietary fiber source, Fibersol®-2 has been found to be nutritionally efficacious (i.e. pre-biotic) and consistent with other dietary fibers in nearly 10 years of human and animal feeding studies. The following structure/function performance can be noted:

  • Fibersol®-2 helps maintain normal, healthy levels of serum cholesterol and blood triglycerides.
  • Fibersol®-2 helps maintain normal, healthy blood glucose levels.
  • Fibersol®-2 helps maintain normal, healthy intestinal regularity.
  • Fibersol®-2 helps maintain normal, healthy intestinal microflora.

For nutritional, technical or possible applications, additional information is available at www.matsutaniamerica.com

Products

Fibersol® Soluble Dietary Fiber

  • Dry Form
  • Fibersol® is a one–of-a-kind, readily dispersible, tasteless source of fiber with many beneficial physiological properties and a minimum of 90% dietary fiber.
  • Fibersol-2® Soluble Dietary Fiber
    Resistant Maltodextrin, dietary fiber suitable for solid dosage, beverages, bars and powders